On January 28, 2018, a short adaptation of Alma’s Cinderella, for young children, had its premiere on the studio stage of the Vienna State Opera, and was greeted with much enthusiasm by the children and adults in the audience as well as by the press. Performances will run until May, but all open performances are sold out.
Good news for all those who cannot make it to Silicon Valley to hear Alma’s opera Cinderella. The performance on Dec 20 will be streamed live on MEDICI.TV (20:00 PST, 4 a.m. GMT on Dec 21). It will also be available to watch from the Medici site until March 2018.
All 5 original performances of Cinderella are sold out. Two additional performances have now been added, on Dec 22 and Dec 23. Tickets for the added performances are available from Opera San José.
We are very happy to announce that the Packard Humanities Institute and Opera San José will present the American première (and world première of the English language version) of Alma’s opera Cinderella this December. There will be five performances in the beautiful California Theatre, SJ, on Dec. 16, 17*, 19*, 20, 21* (*matinees). This will be a lavish production with a large orchestra, choir and dancers, and Alma has extended and expanded the music for it. It will be led by renowned British conductor Jane Glover. Tickets are available from Opera San José. More details on the production are available on http://cinderella.packhum.org
A triumph at the opening of the Carinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria on 16.7.2017, with a concert dedicated to Alma’s own compositions. Alma played as soloist her violin concerto and the world premiere of her newly composed piano concerto, with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and conductor Joji Hattori. There were standing ovations in the sold-out hall for both Alma’s violin concerto and the new piano concerto. The press was also exuberant. The Kronen Zeitung wrote: “Flying fingers, Grand music. Jubilation at the opening concert of the Carinthian Summer, which turned into a triumph of creativity. With supple, powerful, sumptuous tones Alma creates musical wonders”. The Kleine Zeitung wrote: “Amazing sounds of a miracle child. Composer and soloist Alma Deutscher caused jubilation at the opening of the Carinthian Summer. Alma Deutscher thrilled with enormous virtuosity and self-assured maturity… Because the jubilation of the audience did not end, Alma gave a pianistic encore – and what an encore! She began to improvise and the sparks were flying.” See reviews.
There was Standing Ovation for the premiere of Cinderella in Vienna on 29.12.2016 in Vienna. All performances were sold out. Maestro Zubin Mehta was the patron of the production. See reviews.
On Dec 6, 2016, Alma performed two movements of her own violin concerto in the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And she was even allowed to sing a duet with legendary Baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
There was a standing ovation for Alma at the concert at the Henley Festival on July 8 with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. (Picture credit: Rick Bronks)